Libya: Protests in Benghazi Against Terrorism & Against Extremism

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Large demonstrations took place in Benghazi yesterday in opposition to terrorism and extremism. Amid foreign embassy closures and a collapsing government, the citizens of Libya are saying no to terrorism and no to Ansar Al-Sharia. Their central message:

“Benghazi does not bow down.”

The protests trended under hashtag #بنغازي_لن_تركع translated as “Benghazi will not kneel”

Video from Aug 1 demonstrations in Benghazi:

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